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Deadly infections preceded by accelerated aging

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC called attention to sepsis, a systemic infection that can overload the body's defenses, cause organ failure, and leads to death in 15-30 percent of ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Frazier announces candidacy for school board seat

Wayne Frazier, a longtime former educator in the Richmond County School System, announced his plans to run for the District 4 school board seat currently held by Barbara Pulliam.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Local officials urge voters to oppose Opportunity School District

The bill is based on similar initiatives in Louisiana and Tennessee and would authorize the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing public schools and the students in them.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

USCA, First Tee partner to raise money for practice course

A proposal to build a nine-hole practice course at the University of South Carolina Aiken could help bring women's golf to the school.
By James Folker | Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Technical magnet school principal resigned after unapproved decisions, official confirms

Mylinthia Renee-Kelly, who became principal of Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School in 2012, voluntarily resigned after making a number of decisions on ways to boost her school and ...
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Paine program prepares students for health careers

The MAPS chapter at Paine started in February and is associated with the nearby Student National Medical Association chapter at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Many turn out for Paine Pride work

Paine's Day of Pride arose during a recent campus visit from a brainstorming session.
By Todd Bennett | Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

$200,000 in band equipment coming to schools

In recent years, Murphey Middle School discontinued its band because it lacked instruments. Glenn Hills High and the Academy of Richmond County are also schools that saw a sharp decline in equipment.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

New AU certificate focuses on nonprofit work

The 13-credit-hour program aims to help future business and government leaders more effectively communicate and collaborate with nonprofits, or possibly even lead them.
By Damon Cline | Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Riverside Middle in need of math teacher

More than a week after school began, an advanced math class at Riverside Middle School remains without a properly certified instructor.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

School board votes to pay stormwater fee

Tuesday's 6-4 vote means the school system will pay $86,754 to the city of Augusta. The total bill for the year is $173,508.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

RCSS receives grant to support financial education efforts

Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has awarded the Richmond County School System with nearly $78,000 in grants to cover the cost of implementing financial education into their ...
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

School begins for young scholars

NORTH AUGUSTA -- It's the start of another year - or start of some children's first year - at North Augusta Elementary on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Aiken County schools resume today

Across Aiken County today, nearly 25,000 students and 3,350 employees - including about 1,500 teachers - will return to 20 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and seven high schools.
By James Folker | Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Study shows HOPE Scholarship funds in jeopardy

A recent study shows that available funds for the HOPE Scholarship could be completely gone within 12 years.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Student overcomes brain tumor, aftermath

When she awoke from her coma, Alyssa Haddon didn't recognize her family and couldn't speak or move her right side. She would not only overcome the impact of removing a large brain tumor but also ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

No opposed races for Aiken County school board

There will be one new face on the Aiken County school board after November's general election, and it will belong to Ahmed Samaha, who is assistant vice chancellor of student life at the ...
By James Folker | Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

MCG becoming more diverse in statewide role

Over the last four years, the medical school has increased its number and percentage of black and Hispanic students by 311 percent and 109 percent respectively, or a collective 200 percent ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Westminster students take the trek

Shirking cellphones and computers, a dozen Westminster School students trekked more than 40 miles along the Colorado mountains last month.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Aug 12, 2016

University of Phoenix celebrates 10th year in Augusta

The campus, on Permieter Parkway in west Augusta, has 750 local students and employs about 100.
By Damon Cline | Friday, Aug 12, 2016
 
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A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to ...